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FILE- In this March 12, 2019, file photo, trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, March 18. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 18, 2019 - 11:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes drifted sideways Monday, giving up gains from earlier in the morning, at the start of a busy week for markets. Energy companies and banks had strong gains, but losses for internet companies and high-dividend stocks weighed on the market. The S&P 500 was close...
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FILE- In this March 5, 2019, file photo trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, March 15. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 15, 2019 - 11:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved broadly higher in midday trading on Wall Street Friday, putting the market on track for a strong finish to the week. The market is trying to erase last week's sharp drop, which marked the worst week of the year. Othewise, it's been a strong showing for stocks so...
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In this March 7, 2019, photo visitors to the Pittsburgh veterans job fair meet with recruiters at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. On Friday, March 15, the Labor Department reports on job openings and labor turnover for January. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
March 15, 2019 - 9:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers posted nearly 7.6 million open jobs in January, near a record high set in November. It's evidence that businesses are still hungry for workers despite signs the economy has slowed. The Labor Department says hiring also rose and the number of people quitting their...
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Visitors stand in front of private stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, March 15, 2019. Shares were higher Friday in Asia after a day of lackluster trading on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
March 15, 2019 - 4:45 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares rose Friday in Europe and Asia after a day of lackluster trading on Wall Street. Britain's FTSE 100 climbed 0.5 percent after Parliament voted, following weeks of political gridlock, to try to delay the United Kingdom's split from the European Union, a move that will likely...
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FILE- In this March 11, 2019, file photo trader John Panin, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, March 14. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 14, 2019 - 9:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were edging lower in early trading on Wall Street Thursday as the market settles down after three days of gains. Communications stocks led the decliners as Facebook fell 2.6 percent amid reports of a criminal investigation into its data-sharing practices. The losses were...
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FILE- In this March 11, 2019, file photo specialist Donald Himpele Jr. works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, March 13. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 13, 2019 - 2:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks opened broadly higher on Wall Street Wednesday, powered by technology and health care companies, as the market pushes for its third straight day of gains. The broader market has been rebounding this week following its worst week since December. The Dow Jones Industrial...
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Trader Dudley Devine works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Another slide in Boeing weighed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 12, 2019 - 12:28 pm
Technology and health care companies led U.S. stocks modestly higher in afternoon trading Tuesday, extending the market's solid gains from a day earlier. Boeing weighed down the Dow Jones Industrial Average for a second day as shares in the aircraft maker fell amid safety concerns following another...
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FILE- This Nov. 16, 2018, file photo shows gas prices at a pump in West Mifflin, Pa. On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, the Labor Department reports on U.S. consumer prices for February. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
March 12, 2019 - 7:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices rose 0.2 percent in February, pushed up slightly by higher gasoline and housing costs even as the prices for autos and clothing slumped. The Labor Department said Tuesday that the consumer price index rose a modest 1.5 percent last month from a year ago...
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A man walks near the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) and the foreign exchange rates at the Korea Exchange in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Asian stock markets have followed Wall Street higher as investors look ahead to the British parliament’s vote on a plan to leave the European Union. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Sydney all advanced. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
March 12, 2019 - 1:10 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday as investors awaited Britain's vote on a plan to leave the European Union. The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.6 percent to 3,043.53 points and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 gained 1.1 percent to 21,503.69. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 1.1...
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A man walks near the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) and the foreign exchange rates at the Korea Exchange in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Asian stock markets have followed Wall Street higher as investors look ahead to the British parliament’s vote on a plan to leave the European Union. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Sydney all advanced. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
March 12, 2019 - 12:25 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday as investors awaited Britain's vote on a plan to leave the European Union. The Shanghai Composite Index rose 2.2 percent to 3,092.99 points and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 gained 1.9 percent to 21,530.17. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 1.5...
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